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Rams win sensational pitching duel 1-0 over ECC

May 1, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – It wasn't pretty but the Johnsonburg Rams extended their winning streak to 11-0 on the season with a 1-0 shutout win Tuesday over visiting Elk County Catholic (8-4).
The Rams combined three pitchers for seven innings of work and overcame six walks as they effectively scattered three hits while Johnsonburg pushed a run across in the second inning.
Johnsonburg starting pitcher Quinn Luhr, who was 2-for-2 on the day with a walk and a run scored, led off the bottom of the second inning with an infield single to ECC shortstop Dan Singer to put a runner aboard with no outs.

Punxsutawney rallies to edge Dutchmen 7-5

May 1, 2012

The Punxsutawney Chucks scored four runs in the top half of the seventh inning, then limited the Dutch to two runs in the home half of the inning to escape with a 7-5 victory Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Punxsy took the 3-0 lead after three innings of play. The Dutch battled back to score two in the fifth and one in the sixth to even the game at 3-all. Then came the seventh, with the Chucks outscoring the Dutch 4-2 to win the game.

Dutch tennis blanks Bradford 9-0

May 1, 2012

The St. Marys Area boys tennis team defeated the Bradford Owls 9-0 on Monday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School tennis courts.
At first singles, St. Marys' Michael Fox won easily 6-1, 6-1 against Cody Bly.
Dutchman Evan Lepovetsky defeated Connor Nickel 6-0, 6-1 at second singles.
At third singles, St. Marys' D.J. Challingsworth won his match 6-0, 6-2 against R.J. Jordan.
At fourth singles, Jarrod Lipsey came out on top for St. Marys Area 6-4, 6-4 against Josh Mongillo.

ECC’s Weisner places 5th at Penn Relays Carnival

May 1, 2012

The Penn Relays Carnival held its high school races on Thursday, April 24. Teams from across the eastern United States took part in the event. 
Elk County Catholic High School sophomore runner Kennedy Weisner qualified as one of 14 runners in the high school girls' mile race on Thursday. Weisner placed fifth in the race, running a time of 4:53.71. The race was won by Mary Cain of Bronxville, N.Y., running a 4:39.28. Weisner was the second-place finisher among Pennsylvania runners, finishing behind Angel Piccirillo of Homer Center, who ran a 4:47.90. 

Lady Dutch softball edges Lady Crusaders 3-0 Friday

April 27, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team knocked the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the ranks of the undefeated Friday afternoon as they handed the Lady Crusaders a 3-0 loss at Benzinger Park.
Through four innings, the game was a real pitchers’ duel between St. Marys Area’s Rachel Ginther and Elk County Catholic’s Taylor Schlimm. The Lady Dutch were able to score all of their runs in the top of the fifth inning on four hits, one of which was a two-run home run by Savanah Krivonyak.

Crusaders down Dutchmen 4-2 in cross-town match-up

April 27, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad took an early lead and used good defense to pick up a 4-2 victory over cross-town rival St. Marys Area on Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
"[It was a] tough one to take," said St. Marys Area coach Tony Azzato. "[We gave up] three unearned runs."
Brandon Schlimm started on the mound for the Crusaders, working six innings and giving up three hits, walking three, and striking out eight. Ben Cortina worked the final inning in relief, walking one.

Crusaders hold off Brockway for 6-4 victory

April 26, 2012

ECC plays host to SMA today
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team held on to defeat the Brockway Rovers by a 6-4 score Thursday afternoon at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic opened a 4-0 lead after one inning of play before the game was stopped for 30 to 45 minutes for a rain delay. When the game resumed, neither team scored until the top of the fifth, when the Rovers scored a run. Elk answered with two runs in the home half of the fifth to open a 6-1 lead. Brockway was able to score three runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 6-4, where it remained.

Lady Crusader softball downs Ridgway 10-0 in six innings

April 26, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader softball team improved their record to 10-0 on the season with a 10-0 victory in six innings over the visiting Ridgway Lady Elkers Wednesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Lady Crusaders scored seven runs in the home half of the sixth inning to put the game away with the 10-run mercy rule in effect.
“We were a little rusty after the week off,” said ECCHS coach Joe Coroso. “Taylor Schlimm threw another gem and Jessie Ginther had the only extra base hit of the contest. Everyone hit the ball hard and sometimes that’s all you can ask.”

DuBois Area drops Dutchmen 11-1 in five innings

April 26, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen baseball team was dealt a tough 11-1 five-inning loss by DuBois Area High School on Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
St. Marys' lone run came in the second inning, while DuBois scored one in the first, three in the third and fifth, and four in the fourth.

Crusaders fall in extra innings to Ridgway

April 26, 2012

Elk County Catholic baseball lost a 2-1, 8-inning game to Ridgway Wednesday afternoon at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Sam and Josh Roselli had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively, for the Elkers.
In the eighth inning, Josh Roselli hit a flare which dropped just over shortstop for the Crusaders, which allowed Jesse Reynolds to score the winning run from second base. After a 5-3 groundout and a strikeout, Reynolds was able to reach second base on an ECC throwing error trying to get Reynolds out at first.

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